After Accidentally Legalizing Drugs Last Year, Ireland Wants To Actually Decriminalize Cocaine, Heroin And Pot

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Back in March, a Court of Appeals ruling that came down while Ireland’s legislature was out of session legalized some drugs in the country. Ecstacy and crystal meth, among others, were okay to take in the period before lawmakers rectified the situation.

After that snafu, Ireland appears to have stopped caring about drug use. Instead, they’re now saying “Ehhh, fuck it” and pushing to decriminalize marijuana, cocaine, and heroin use.

Ireland’s Minister of National Drugs Strategy told The Irish Times that it’s time for a change.

Stag parties are gonna become something else.

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, who is set to announce the radical move in a speech to the London School of Economics on Monday, told The Irish Times that medically supervised injection rooms “will happen next year”.

In his address he will also outline plans to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of drugs, including heroin, cocaine and cannabis, for personal use, as part of a “radical cultural shift” in the approach to drug addiction.

“I am firmly of the view that there needs to be a cultural shift in how we regard substance misuse if we are to break this cycle and make a serious attempt to tackle drug and alcohol addiction,” said Mr Ó Ríordáin.

He added that compassion had to be brought to the issue, and that as far as possible drug addiction should be removed from the criminal justice system.

Selling and profiting from drugs will still be illegal, so dealers, give your shit away for free. To me.

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